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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:52 am 
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I know if someone wants your bike bad enough, it's gone.....but that being said, what do you use to discourage would be thieves when you park your bike in a public place, example in a parking spot on the side of a street or in a grocery store parking lot?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:42 am 
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Day time grocery lot parking I use a dayglo yellow Grip Lock.
While in dentist, public lot in city - I use an alarmed (with pager) Bully lock through the wheel. Overnight.....never.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:31 am 
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I don't worry about it and just park in a well lit area with a decent footfall. Its worked for over 40 years.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:35 am 
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Lowjack has interesting products now for motorbikes. All connects to your phone with alerts if your bike moves and tracking so authorities can recover before any dismantling. Heck just having the decal on the bike will put off a thief. Where can we get one?


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I park on the sidewalk close to the wall in an area that is not heavily trafficked. Almost every grocery store has an area like that. Then I use a Grip Lock and chain lock for the rear tire. That way, the front brake is set and the rear has a chain. Even though there is nothing to chain the bike to, it will be difficult for anyone to move the bike without others seeing them and wondering what is going on.
Many times when I park there are people around who come over to look at my PCX and ask questions. After all, it is a nice looking bike.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:05 am 
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Hey remember this product the last time we had this conversation? https://www.thetileapp.com/en-us/
Did anyone go get one? Now it's advertised as 'where's my bike' :lol: Cheap solution if it works.

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I think our grandkids have them on their backpacks for school. I am not sure how they work, but it would be worthwhile to investigate them.

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I think our grandkids have them on their backpacks for school. I am not sure how they work, but it would be worthwhile to investigate them.
I think this technology is hampered in range by popularity. The more people using them the better range as they talk to themselves to triangulate position and display GPS on your smart phone. Might work for me in Chicagoland but not for people in rural areas. Almost making it fun to have your property stolen :lol:


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I put the steering lock on and walk away.
My recommendation is comprehensive insurance with the lowest deductable if you are that certain that your bike will be stolen. Cost is around $40 a year and you don't have to waste your time every time you go into a store for 30 minutes.

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I'm using this grip lock knock off from ebay (Cheap and probably useless i know) :lol:

Set the scoot's alarm on, lock the steering and that's it..

When theyre really persistent(hope not), Ive got a thief insurance too.

throw in a disk lock with alarm in there tto if you want..but probably too much of a bother not just for thieves but for you as well :o


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I just lock the steering. I do not close the key shutter because my replacement key does not have the opener.

In Orillia, CANADA nobody probably even knows what your rare scooter is.

I also do not park on the sidewalk in front of stores. The Forza is too big for that. I worry about little kids touching the hot exhaust also.

Grip locks and chains are a nuisance. They are easy to defeat if you really want to.

Nobody wants your fat ugly scooter. And that is a good thing. And 4000 km is bit much to get free parts for mine (53,000 km and counting).

Don't worry about it.


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E. Foster Salsbury wrote:
I put the steering lock on and walk away.
My recommendation is comprehensive insurance with the lowest deductable if you are that certain that your bike will be stolen. Cost is around $40 a year and you don't have to waste your time every time you go into a store for 30 minutes.


Thanks for putting Toronto in your ID. I assume that's what You You means by 'Centre of the Universe'. I was born there but moved west as a kid.

I agree on the steering lock.


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No, You You is from some obscure little island call UK. I hear that they all think their queen is the best hand waver in existence. They may be right.

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No, You You is from some obscure little island call UK. I hear that they all think their queen is the best hand waver in existence. They may be right.


Not sure if you are serious or being having a laugh but I have to check...you do know there isn't an island called the U.K?

Answer honestly :D

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Lowjack has interesting products now for motorbikes. All connects to your phone with alerts if your bike moves and tracking so authorities can recover before any dismantling. Heck just having the decal on the bike will put off a thief. Where can we get one?



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I'm using this grip lock knock off from ebay (Cheap and probably useless i know) :lol:

Set the scoot's alarm on, lock the steering and that's it..

When theyre really persistent(hope not), Ive got a thief insurance too.

throw in a disk lock with alarm in there tto if you want..but probably too much of a bother not just for thieves but for you as well :o



You do know the two spanners trick to get that off.

Pm me if you lose your keys :D

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I just lock the steering. I do not close the key shutter because my replacement key does not have the opener.

In Orillia, CANADA nobody probably even knows what your rare scooter is.

I also do not park on the sidewalk in front of stores. The Forza is too big for that. I worry about little kids touching the hot exhaust also.

Grip locks and chains are a nuisance. They are easy to defeat if you really want to.

Nobody wants your fat ugly scooter. And that is a good thing. And 4000 km is bit much to get free parts for mine (53,000 km and counting).

Don't worry about it.



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E. Foster Salsbury wrote:
I put the steering lock on and walk away.
My recommendation is comprehensive insurance with the lowest deductable if you are that certain that your bike will be stolen. Cost is around $40 a year and you don't have to waste your time every time you go into a store for 30 minutes.


That's my approach too.

Having checked out BosnianBill's lock picking channel on YouTube I was gob-smacked at some of the ridiculously easy techniques for getting past most of the locks on these types of devices - in some cases LITERALLY faster than using a key.

Saw a darn good approach for catching pushbike thieves in a vigilante sting once - wired a taser across the grips ... was very satisfyingly effective!


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Just lock the steering and park it in a well-lighted area they say...

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you you wrote:
homie wrote:
Lowjack has interesting products now for motorbikes. All connects to your phone with alerts if your bike moves and tracking so authorities can recover before any dismantling. Heck just having the decal on the bike will put off a thief. Where can we get one?

Harbor freight?
Focus youyou, I'm going to send you a HUGE 20 dollar torque wrench from HF and then you will be a fan. Some of their CRAP is acceptable :lol:


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